In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Luc Sante’s forthcoming book, new fiction from Sara Levine, a Michael W. Clune-inspired video game, and more.
Morning Bites: Chabon cover, Columbia College lays off fiction, “Animal Farm” hope, Israeli author protection program, and more
That’s the Stax Records/60s bubblegum/Soul Train inspired cover of Michael Chabon’s forthcoming Telegraph Avenue. (Via Sarah Weinman’s Twitter) While you’re at AWP in Chicago, you should stop by Columbia College and see why they’re laying off the Chair of the Fiction Writing Department. Seems worth checking out. Your Longread suggestion of the day is at The Atlantic: “How ‘Animal Farm’ Gave Hope to Stalin’s Refugees.” Then move on to this Los Angeles Review of Books essay on Bruno Schulz. They’re […]
Morning Bites: John Jeremiah Sullivan fever, Ben Marcus on Other People, Tinseltown rare book nerds, and more
The Los Angeles Review of Books talks about John Jeremiah Sullivan’s Pulphead, and then has a conversation with the author. If you can’t get enough of Mr. Sullivan (like we can’t), he wrote about Ireland for the New York Times Magazine. Rare book collectors of the Hollywood elite. The Other People podcast talks to Ben Marcus. If you like Portlandia, you’ll just love Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine. On Henry Rollins. Stories about beer and the environment are always important. Follow […]
An afternoon roundup of links for February 3, 2012.
Between now and when the flowers start growing, the trees beging greening, and the animals start mating, we’ve got a bunch of events going on. There will be a few more announced coming up, but in the meantime, we figured we should mention these. Also, as usual, all events are free.
Morning Bites: Ezra Pound’s gross legacy, Pazz & Jop, Downton rocks, protest SOPA, Gertrude Stein gets new editions, and more
Ezra Pound’s daughter wants to take the poet’s legacy away from fascists. Google, Wikipedia, and other websites protest SOPA. The 39th annual Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll is out, and two Vol. 1 editors voted: Jason Diamond and Tobias Carroll. “Alice B. Toklas baked for her.” – Rosamond Bernier has led a sweet life. NPR discusses her new memoir, Some Of My Lives. Speaking of Alice B. Toklas: Gertrude Stein gets the Yale treatment. Sara Levine talks to Chicago Magazine about Treasure […]
Indexing: Books with numbers, back to “Treasure Island!!!,” a Joy Williams quest, Nathan Englander, Norman Lock, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and much more
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors. Jen Vafdis I read Joy Williams’ Honored Guest for the first of probably a few times this week. Some stories I loved unconditionally, others might reveal themselves to me later. You know how it is when one character jumps out at you in a story, and you immediately cast the role of that character in your mind? Perhaps other Joy Williams fans will agree, maybe not, but I think James Urbaniak (of […]
Another American Psycho film? Seriously? Is that really necessary? Is Bret Easton Ellis hard up for cash or something? Emma Straub on Amazon kicking bookstores while they’re down. Sara Levine talks to Largehearted Boy about the songs that helped inspire her book Treasure Island!!! Slate doesn’t seem to like the trailer for the movie adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Teddy Wayne lists another unpopular proverb at McSweeney’s. Greil Marcus really wants you to know […]